Meet The Team

Each individual on The Blanchard Institute’s recovery team is extremely passionate about the work we do. Everyone brings with them their own unique set of skills and experience, and together, we form an unstoppable team that’s dedicated to helping patients and families across North Carolina, through our Charlotte and Lake Norman outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

We look forward to being a part of your recovery journey.

The professionals at TBI are first class, they truly care. Being honest, open and willing allowed me to utilize Blanchard’s services, instructions, and family program to enhance my own recovery program and begin the healing process I so needed. Addiction does not have a one-stop cure, and TBI helps to explain that to the patient and the family.

Cynthia

Executive Team

Ward Blanchard, MA, MBA, CCS, LCAS – Founder/CEO

Ward Blanchard

MA, MBA, CCS, LCAS

FOUNDER & CEO

 
Angela Opalak

Angela Opalak

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

 

Business Development & Community Relations

Abigail Lord

MA

Business Development & Outreach Representative

 
Ryan Mitchiner

Ryan Mitchiner

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 
Judy-Goodwin

Judy Goodwin

CADC-I

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS

 

Clinical Team

Brittany-Bolden

Brittany Bolden

LMFT-A, LCAS-A, CADC-I, NCC

FAMILY GROUP THERAPIST

 
Brooks Alexander

Brooks Alexander

RECOVERY CONNECTOR

 
Casey True

Casey True

CADC-I

EXTENDED CARE & ALUMNI SERVICES MANAGER

 
corrie thomas

Corrie Thomas

MS, RD, LD/N

NUTRITIONIST

 
Elizabeth Ratajczak

Elizabeth Ratajczak

LCSW-A, LMSW

PRIMARY THERAPIST

 

Eric Orr

Recovery Connector

 

Harold “Hal” Blackwell

RECOVERY CONNECTOR

 
Ivy Gray

Ivy Gray

MSW, MBA-HCM, LCSW-A, LCAS-A, CMC

PRIMARY THERAPIST

 
Jamaal Othiossinir

Jamaal Othiossinir

MSW, LCSW-A

PRIMARY THERAPIST

 

Jefforey Best

MAC, CCS, LCAS

Clinical Director, Park Road

 
Jennifer Wolfe office administrator

Jennifer Harris

CADC-I

LEAD THERAPIST, LAKE NORMAN

 

Jessica Bedson

ATR-P, LCAS-A

Primary Therapist

 
Johnny Chicago Marks

Johnny “Chicago” Marks

NCIP, NCRC II, CADC-I

RECOVERY CONNECTOR

 

Josh Zummo

MS, LCMHC, LCAS-A

LEAD THERAPIST, PARK ROAD

 
Kendra Levieux

Kendra Levieux

RECOVERY CONNECTOR

 
Keyonte Easter

Keyonte Easter

MA PASTORAL COUNSELING, CADC-I

COUNSELOR

 
Liz Derby

Liz Derby

C-IAYT, ERYT-500, ACE Certified Coach

SPIRITUAL CARE CONTRACTOR

 

Luticia McKnight

BS, CPSS, CCHW

RECOVERY CONNECTOR

 

Noah Leise

RECOVERY CONNECTOR

 

Olivia Garcia

LCSW-A, LCAS-A

Counselor

 

Peyton Watts

BS, CADC

RECOVERY CONNECTOR

 

Samanda Stevenson

LCMHC, LCAS, CSI, NCC, AADC

CLINICAL DIRECTOR, LAKE NORMAN

 
Sara Patterson

Sara Patterson

BS, CADC-I

COUNSELOR

 
William Dowdle

William Dowdle

CADC

CLINICAL MANAGER

 

Medical Team

Amy Phelps

AAMA-CMA

MEDICAL OFFICE MANAGER

 
Katherine Zbodula

Katherine Zbodula

APRN

NURSE PRACTITIONER

 

Kim Shannon

MS, RDN/LDN

Nutritionist

 
Lisa Mangan

Lisa Mangan

LPN

NURSE

 
Mary Urban

Mary Urban

MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Medical Director

 
Mika Rhodes office administrator

Mika Rhodes

CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

 
Valerie Morrison

Valerie Morrison

RN

NURSE

 

Admissions Team

Michael True

CADC-I

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

 

Raven Richardson

CADC-I

Admissions Coordinator

 
Shelley-Wood

Shelley Wood

BA

ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR

 

Financial Team

Chad Rothert

Chad Rothert

BA

CONTROLLER

 
Kelly Carrigan

Kelly Carrigan

CADC-I

REVENUE CYCLE SPECIALIST

 

Admin/Operations

Barbara Kirton

Human Relations Generalist

 

Jeanne Willis

Lake Norman Office Administrator

 

Employee of the Month

Gibbs therapy dog

Gibbs

TOUR & THERAPY DOG

 

Blanchard Client Care Team

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